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Re: About names, or "are we really that unprofessional"

On Wed, Mar 04, 1998 at 07:18:31AM +0100, Tomislav Vujec wrote:
> But we also think that we are smart ones when we are in their field. We
> like to call servers daemons, we like to call searching command grep, we
> like to use deity for managing packages. But one of the points for deity
> is to be user-friendly, intuitive, and that's because of mainstream user,
> to win him from windows. That will include marketing knowledge, and not
> amateur selected, like we have. So we are in their field, we should listen
> to them.

How much is it worth to win over a Windows user? We are not in it for
the money. Is it worth sacrificing the quality of the OS to win over
a Windows user? Frankly I think naming any piece of software
to meet the expected naming conventions of a Windows user IS a sacrific
in quality for the rest of us. As Manoj says, Unix has some character.

Hamish Moffatt, hamish@debian.org, hamish@rising.com.au, hmoffatt@mail.com
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